Mac outreach bolstered by $1 million gift

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Thanks to a major gift from J. William Ritchie, BSc(Agr)’51, the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Community Farm Outreach Program will be able to expand its offerings.

An inventive mind

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 9:52 pm

by Daniel McCabe, BA’89 On May 12, the late Charles Drew, MDCM’33, joined a very exclusive group. During a ceremony held at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the blood bank pioneer became only the fourth McGill graduate to be inducted into the U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame. While doing [...]

Wrong turn set her on the right path

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Don’t doubt the power of a little girl. Since first noticing the plight of the homeless as a five-year old, McGill student Hannah Taylor has helped raise more than $4 million to make their lives a little easier.

There’s something funny about Virginie

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 2:09 pm

by Brendan Kelly, BA’85 It’s safe to say that no other franco Québécois comic followed the same route into the stand-up biz as Virginie Fortin, BA’08. She was recently a finalist for Discovery of the Year at the Gala les Oliviers, Quebec’s annual comedy awards. Fortin was a cast member on SNL Québec, the local [...]

A voice for the voiceless

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 9:08 pm

As the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, McGill law professor François Crépeau, BCL’82, LLB’82, defends the world’s migrants against myths and misperceptions.

Championing the Canadian horse

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Legend has it that the Canadian horse is North America’s first equine breed. Thanks to the unusual efforts of doctoral student Richard Blackburn, BEd’99, MA’11, we now know the truth.

Behind the scenes at Jeopardy!

Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 9:02 pm

Alex Trebek isn’t the only Canadian who plays a vital role on Jeopardy! Billy Wisse, BA’84, MA’94, is the head writer for the beloved and brainy game show.

This backpack could be a life changer

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12:09 pm

McGill student Salima Visram ‘s innovative Soular Backpack could help improve the educational prospects of students who don’t have easy access to electricity.

How Making Waves is making waves

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:05 am

The McGill student group Making Waves, which offers affordable one-on-one swimming lessons to kids with disabilities, is growing by leaps and bounds, establishing new chapters across Canada.

A rising star in Quebec film

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Movie producer Nancy Grant, BA’06, might be every bit as daring as her frequent partner-in-crime, director Xavier Dolan. Their most recent film, Mommy, has propelled Grant into the spotlight